For two weeks now, I’ve been checking out everyone’s reading lists and it’s been driving me crazy because I’ve not had the chance to come up with my own! This is by far my favorite time of year. I love everything about it, except this pesky heat. Tsk tsk.
To make things right in the world, here’s my list of what I hope/plan to read between now and say…December. No particular order because hey, I never know what mood I’ll be in until I am living in it.
- Salem’s Lot by Stephen King (re-read, read-along)
- Avenue of Mysteries by John Irving (Gah!! love Irving)
- All the Stars in the Heavens by Adriana Trigiani
- Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman (October read-along hosted by Bookfoolery)
- Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (re-reading with a friend because it’s Murakami and that’s what you do)
- The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (book club)
- The Quick by Lauren Owen (read-along)
- Did You Ever Have a Family by Bill Clegg
- Summer of Night by Dan Simmons
- A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman
- Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee
- Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald
- Mobile Library by David Whitehouse
- Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert
Considering at least three of these are chunksters, this is an ambitious list and may spill over into Christmas break. So. Be. It. I am taking a lot of time off over the holidays and cannot wait!
17 thoughts on “Fall Reading List”
Love your list. I read ‘Salem’s Lot last month for RIP and loved it. The Quick is a great vampire book – you will enjoy it. You can never go wrong with Murakami – you are so right! I’m definitely going to read the new Irving, because I love his work and its been too long since I’ve last read him. I have the Clegg book, which everyone seems to love. And, I’ve thought of Big Magic, but not so sure as I didn’t care for Eat, Pray, Love. I have to say that reading your list makes me want to write my own. Of course, I’d probably end up ignoring the list and just reading whatever caught my fancy- which is what I tend to do. By the by, I love reading in Fall, too. A nice cuppa and a good book – what more could I ask for (well, cool weather would be nice). Have a great day!!
Did you make a list? I am way behind with my blog reading but slowly catching up.
I never read Eat Pray Love. Felt too preachy to me. I never even read one word of it, it just felt like it would be too much self improvement.
Interesting and diverse list, for sure. I read DID YOU EVER HAVE A FAMILY and fell in love with it.
Your lists always intrigue me…especially when you reread books!
I quit making lists because I never followed through with them. I know you do a much better job of sticking to yours. This is a great list.
I’m almost afraid to make a list or even mention what I might read next. It seems that if I do that, I immediately lose interest or see something else. So, other than ‘shhh, so my mind can’t hear’ participating in ‘Salem’s Lot Read-a-long, I’m free range. Except for my book group. Have to read Harlan Coben’s Missing You for November.
Hip hip hooray for The Boston Girl! I liked it a lot. The Man Called Ove less so, but I think you might. I loved it at first but got bored. I have heard great things about Do You Have a Family?
Well, you did say you rarely pick up fluff, lol 🙂 Your list sounds like the gods’ ambrosia recipe!
Salem’s Lot by Stephen King is one I re-read this year too! I loved all the nods to the old vampire books, and King’s style is great. It’s too bad I had no idea there were would be a read-a-long for it.
Looks like you have a great list. I’m thinking about what to read, but at the same time, enjoying my freedom this month from review books. No obligations or not many.
I’m currently on an audio kick.
Did You Ever Have a Family was wonderful — heartbreaking, but beautifully told. I can’t wait to read the new Irving book — I love him!
I am a list maker for most things, but not books. I don’t consider my TBR a list because it’s really just book titles/authors stuck in my Have Read List notebook. So……I love when you make your lists and see that we both want to read so many of the same books! Hurricane Joaquin is bringing rain, so I hope that means lots of reading time!!
I’m excited about the Irving Book as well, but reviews have been mixed:(
Yay, A Man Called Ove!! I hope you love it. I have been looking at everyone’s Fall reading lists with envy too, but I am not going to try to make one because I am reading impulsively right now and whatever I plan to read doesn’t always fascinate me.
A Man Called Ove seems to be everywhere! I also have Go Set a Watchman in the TBR, but it’s going more an more into the back-burner, mostly because I don’t want Atticus to be spoiled. Looking forward to your thoughts on it.
Good List Ti. Ambitious, love it. I must admit I was disappointed recently with #11 and #8 from you list, but don’t let me steer you away. See what you think. Maybe we can both read #12 in Dec.? cheers
I would love to read Tender is the Night with you in December!
I am expecting it to be so so but I am curious.
Re: Did You Ever Have a Family
Good things have been said but I know it’s all up for interpretation.
This is an ambitious list, girl! I lost count on the number of readalongs you are doing as well. Impressive!!